Grateful Dead Live at The Centrum on 1987-04-04
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Touch Of Grey ->
Greatest Story Ever Told
Never Trust A Woman
Box Of Rain
The Promised Land
Playing In The Band ->
Comes A Time ->
Willie And The Hand Jive ->
Playing In The Band Reprise ->
One More Saturday Night
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|Touch Of Grey ->|
|Greatest Story Ever Told|
|Never Trust A Woman|
|Box Of Rain|
|The Promised Land|
|Playing In The Band ->|
|Comes A Time ->|
|Willie And The Hand Jive ->|
|Playing In The Band Reprise ->|
|One More Saturday Night|
(FOB) Schoeps -> PCM -> Dat -> CD (shnid=9362) supplies:
Althea (2:28 - 3:35)
Box Of Rain (0:35 - 0:53)
-- Hundreds of flaws cleaned up, some may still remain
-- Thanks to Steve Rolfe for lending me his PCM Masters
- 2009-05-30 01:54:16
- PCM Master -> Samplitude Professional v10.2.1 -> Adobe Audition v1.5 -> FLAC
- Worcester, MA
- Run time
- Taped by
- Steve Rolfe
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- The Centrum
Subject: Still maintinging the comeback momentum from December ...
Throughout December 1986/spring 1987, there's a ton of energy circulating through the band and the crowds. There can be such a thing as too much energy, IMO. Sometimes the show boils over, and we don't get any trippy bits. The Maine fairgrounds show in 1980 is an example of the 'too much energy' problem, imo - Probably very fun show to be at, and likely a fun show for them to play, but not so fun to listen after the fact.
This particular show never completely succumbs to the energy overload, it just keeps steadily venting pent-up energy throughout both sets. The post-drums 3-song sequence is completely taut. The "Morning Dew" doesn't go on particularly long, and Jerry doesn't make it to his burglar alarm mat in time to sing the final line, but MAN is it a solid version.
I tend to think this is the type of show that the actual BAND wanted to play around this time. They did something goofy ("Hand Jive") for their own amusement, they blew the roof off the place with that "Truckin" containing plenty of Phil bombs, and they even snuck in a lovely pre-drums "Comes a Time".
This could easily pass muster as an official release, IMO.
Subject: bread crumb
Set 1 - Cassidy has this set's pocket-rocket jam; rest of the set is intersting, if not overwhelming. Nine songs, hubba hubba.
Set 2 - Playin' has a somber, beautiful jam that cascades into Comes a Time loveliness. I like all that Hand Jive goofiness - NRPS covered that one pretty often way back in '71-'72. Yeah, Jer blows that final line in Dew, which really does sucka bit of the wind out of what already is a teetering show, but oh well.
I prefer the fireworks of the previous night, but this one is worth cranking up loud. A beautiful audience recording.
Subject: Hand Jive correction...
There are about a half dozen versions played in 86/87.
Subject: Way out Willie
Man we were so happy to see Jerry again!
This was my brother-in-law Willie's 50th show...so they gave him a special gift and then put it away. Plus a Morning Dew. He was a happy camper.
Drove back and forth between Danbury Ct and Wooooster for each of the 3 shows - had to go to class in between. Who needs sleep when you are 25?
This was my second Fav of the '87 Spring Tour, the second night in Hartford was the top of the heap.
Subject: Exceptional sound for an AUD
* First and only Willie and the Hand Jive. I really think they handled it well. I wonder why they only played it once?
This is everything you want in an AUD, (generally which I will avoid). Grab it! One of the rare circumstances where the audience source is better quality sound that the SBD. Many of these East Coast 87' Spring shows have crappy boards. Same with Alone and Together Summer Tour.
Who says you can't still download quality GD recordings off the archive? Here it is!
Subject: Excellent recording; great show
(BTW, Jerry tried to sing the end of Dew but his mic wasn't working)
Subject: Walked 2 miles in the Snow
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